Right to Information Act

17 Point RTI Manual :

 

The Department of Law & Judiciary (Legal Affairs Division), Government of Goa, published Notification vide No. 10/2/2005-LA dated 7th July 2005 which states “The Right to Information Act, 2005 (Central Act No. 22 of 2005), which has been passed by the Parliament and assented to by the President of India on 15-6-2005 and published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 1, dated 21-6-2005”.

 

 I.     PARTICULARS OF ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES :

1.    Brief History of establishment of the Public Authority:

     Till 1984, the Fire Services in the U.T. of Goa, Daman and Diu functioned as part of the Police Department. There were only 4 Fire Stations under the supervision of a Station Fire Officer. The situation was reviewed and on 21st January 1984, a separate Department was created for Fire Service. It was later renamed as the Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services.

     The Goa State Fire and Emergency Services constituted under the Goa State Fire Force Act 1986 is headed by the Director with its Headquarters and Logistic Centre at Panaji. Besides fulfilling the main objectives of fire prevention, fire protection, fire fighting and rescue, the department generally attends people in distress. Over the years, it has attained a multi-dimensional role in saving and protecting life and property of the people with its activities in fire prevention, fire protection, fire suppression and training. The department is being developed to provide effective fire and emergency cover to the people and property in the State. The approved strength of the Goa Fire and Emergency Services is 1088 including Officers and administrative staff. It provides round the clock services with the set up of 14 Fire Stations located in the township of the respective local Bodies/Municipalities viz; Panaji, Vasco, Mapusa, Pernem, Pilerne, Ponda,Kundaim, Old-Goa, Bicholim, Valpoi, Margao, Verna, Curchorem and Canacona.

 

     The Department has decentralized the administrative work into three Zones viz; South Zone, Central Zone and North Zone. The Deputy Director (Fire) and Divisional Officer has been declared as Head of Office and Drawing and Disbursing Officer respectively for South Zone and Central Zone. The operational control of South Zone, Central Zone and North Zone are under the control of Dy. Director (Fire), Divisional Officer and Asst. Divisional Officer respectively. The Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of South Zone, Central Zone and North Zone are as below:-

 

Dy. Director (Fire),

 South Zone

Under jurisdiction of Fire Station Margao, Curchorem, Canacona and Verna

Divisional Officer,

Central  Zone

Under jurisdiction of Fire Station Ponda, Valpoi, Bicholim,  Kundaim and Old-Goa

Assistant Divisional Officer,

North Zone

Under jurisdiction of Fire Station Pernem, Mapusa, Pilerne, Panaji and Vasco.

Each Fire Station is headed by one Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-charge. The Officer and Fire Personnel on duty at the respective Fire Station will be the first responder for all types of Fire/Emergencies which include natural and man-made disasters.

The Administrative and Accounts section of the department are supervised by the Dy. Director (Admn.)/Head of Office and Assistant Accounts Officer/Drawing and Disbursing Officer. The overall control of the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services is vested with the Director, Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services.

2. Objectives of the Department :

  1. To prevent loss of life and property from fire and non-fire emergencies like highway motor accidents, building collapse, landslides, still water rescue, Industrial hazards, spillage and toxic release, inter-alia technological hazards and to render humanitarian services and special services.
  2. To check installation of Fire Protection measures and carry out Fire Fighting and responding to non-fire emergencies due to natural and man-made disasters.
  3. To conduct periodic and routine Fire Safety Inspections in Industry, Hospitals, School Institutions, Government Departments and in any hazardous occupancies and further give recommendations so as to reduce risk by fire.
  4. To impart training in Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Fire Protection.
  5. To implement fire safety regulatory measures under National Building Code 2005 To provide standby protection at large gatherings and important public and private functions.
  6. To promote Community based preventive and coping strategies for all kinds of emergencies including fire etc.

3. Vision/ Mission Statement of the Public Authority.

     Vision :

To raise the level of Prevention and Preparedness so as to minimize loss of life and property in the State from fire and non-fire emergencies and to inculcate safety consciousness among the general public.

    Mission:

Enhancing the capacity in terms of men and materials to be able to realize the Vision.  Develop Fire and Emergency Service as a Service Provider for reaching help to the people in distress, for all hazard purpose.  Ensuring community safety and to enrich the members of the profession through training and education for preventing and mitigating the Fire loss to facilitate improve public safety.

4.  Main activities/functions of the Public Authority:

  1. Responsible to recommend fire preventive and fire protection measures in    industrial and commercial premises which pose fire related and other safety hazards under the Goa State Fire Force Act and Rules.
  2. The Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services is the Regional Training Centre approved by the Director General Civil Defence, Fire Cell, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to conduct Sub-Officers Course. It also conducts various Course for Industrial Establishments, Government and Semi Government organizations.

5.   List of services being provided by the public authorities with brief write-up on them :

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Services provided

Brief Write-Up

1.

Attending to Fire calls

Every Fire Station has at least two Fire Tenders ready to respond to Fire calls, round the clock.  In case of need for specialized and sophisticated equipment these are dispatched from the logistics Centre at Fire Force Headquarters. An ambulance is also provided at each Fire Station.

2.

Attending to Emergency/ Rescue calls

In routine emergencies like children or disabled persons accidentally locked up in homes or high rise buildings, the Fire Fighters at nearby Station respond to the calls.  But in Natural or Man-made calamities, special teams with sophisticated equipment from Logistic Centre reinforce the local Station’s efforts.  In very special cases like Air crash, Fire at Oil Tank Farms, etc. the State Fire Force co-operate and supplement the work of special Fire Services of the concerned authorities.

3.

Issue of Fire Reports

After a Fire incident has been brought under control, the causes of the fire, extent of damage and loss of life if any, as well as obvious lapses in safety precaution are investigated and formal report prepared and submitted to the higher authorities.

4.

Issue of No Objection Certificates for High Rise buildings and Business Establishments

The Goa Fire Force Act 1986 and Rules made there under have specified that high rise buildings and business establishments carrying on hazardous occupations shall obtain prior No Objection Certificate from the Fire Department and comply with the safety precautions specified in the Rules and National Building Code.

5.

Pumping jobs

In special circumstances, the Citizens may request the services of the high power pumps from the Fire Force.  These will be made available if spare from Fire Fighting duty and a service charge, prescribed under the Fire Force Rule will be charged.

6.

Providing fire equipments/ appliances on Hire

Fire Fighting equipment and appliances may be hired by the public for occasions like film shootings, fairs, sales, etc. on payment of prescribed fees.

7.

Attending calls outside the State.

State Fire Force Authorities co-operate on mutual basis by deputing personnel and equipment on request from neighboring States.  Costs are recovered as per prescribed rates.  In the case of major calamities, the State Government may offer such services as its contribution also.

8.

Imparting Training to in-service personnel and candidates sponsored by private/Government institutions.

 

The Fire Force Headquarters has a Training Wing.  All freshly recruited operational staff undergo a six month’s induction training in Basic Fire Fighting, drill and respective functional skill.  Periodical departmental examination evaluates the extent of learning.  Passing these exams is mandatory for promotions, except when exempted under orders of the Government.  Qualified hands are periodically deputed to the National Fire Service College, Nagpur for equipping them with competence for supervisory and management functions as well as specialized skills on the operational side.  They are also deputed to other National level training centres in Civil Defence, Disaster Management, etc. The training wing conducts several other courses of long and short durations as per details given in “OTHER INFORMATION”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  Rates to be charged for services of all types rendered beyond the limits of  jurisdiction :

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Description

Charges

1.     

Copying charges of Fire Reports

Rs.   35/- if the loss suffered is below rupees five lakhs.

Rs. 250/-  if the loss suffered is rupees five lakhs and above.

2.     

Pumping job

Fees for Pumping job appliances shall be Rs. 300/- per hour or part thereof and Rs. 10/- per km. for distance covered from station and back.

3.     

Hiring fire fighting equipments/ appliances.

Charges for hiring firefighting equipment or appliances shall be Rs. 700/- per hour or part thereof and Rs. 30/- per km. for distance covered from station and back.

4.     

Hiring turn table ladder/ hydraulic platform

Charges for hiring turn table ladder/hydraulic platform shall be Rs. 2100/- per hour or part thereof and Rs. 30/- per km. for distance covered from station and back.

 

5.     

Stand-by charges for appliances

Rs. 2000/- per day or part thereof and Rs. 40/- per km. for distance covered from station and back.

6.     

Attending calls outside the State

(a)  Rs. 1500/- per call per appliance and Rs. 50/- per km. of the distance travelled or part thereof.

(b)  Pumping fees shall be Rs 700/- per hour or part thereof.

7.     

Charges for imparting training in basic Fire Fighting Course.

(a)  Rs. 400/- per trainee per month for Government sponsored candidates.

(b)  Rs. 75,000/- per month for a batch of 30 candidates from private organization.

8.     

No objection certificates for….

 

(a)

 

Restaurant, bakeries or

eating house where the

seating capacity does

not exceed 50 persons

Rs. 150/- per NOC, per year.

(b)

Storage of Fire Works less than 50 pounds, storage of wood in saw mills, storage of non-dangerous petroleum less than 5000 kgs. And storage of LPG/ING less than 100 kgs.

Rs. 150/- per occupancy.

(c)

i) Building over 14.2 meters in height.

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

ii) Factories and establishments where electric meter capacity exceeds 5HP and above.

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

iii) Shipyard and workshops

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

iv) Tank farms or petroleum products/ P.O.L. dispensing outlets.

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

v) Flammable gas godown/LPG gas godown

 

 

 

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

 

 

vi) Godowns and warehouses

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

vii) Public places like exhibition halls, entertainment places, dancing halls, theaters, assembly halls, seaport, airport, railway stations, bus stations, stadia, etc.

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

Viii) Educational and institutional places

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

ix) hotel, restaurant, where the seating/ lodging  capacity exceeds 50 persons

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

x) Storage places of hazardous and flammable goods.

Rs. 10/- per square meter built up area of the occupancy.

 

7.  Citizens interaction  – for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of Public Authority :

General public can extend co-operation to the department through:

i.       Voluntary compliance with Fire Safety Rules.

ii.      Reporting violations of the Rules by others.

iii.     Joining the Auxiliary Fire Force Volunteer teams.

iv.     Creating small teams of volunteers in every neighborhood who may maintain information about places and people vulnerable in emergencies and provide such information to the teams at incident sites.

8.   Postal address of Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services and FireStations over the State :

 

1.

Head Office

Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services,
St.Inez, Panaji, Goa

2.

Fire Station Panaji

Fire Force Headquarters,
St.Inez, Panaji, Goa

3.

Fire Station Mapusa

Opp. Police Station,
Mapusa, Bardez, Goa.

4.

Fire Station Pilerne

Pilerne Industrial Estate,

Pilerne, Bardez- Goa.

5

Fire Station Pernem

Government Offices Complex,
Pernem, Goa.

6.

Fire Station Vasco

Near Kadamba Bus Stand,
Mundvel, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa.

7.

Fire Station Ponda

Near Almeida High School,
Varkhande, Ponda, Goa.

8.

Fire Station Valpoi

Mamlatdar Complex,
Valpoi, Goa.

9.

Fire Station Bicholim

Multipurpose Building,
Bicholim, Goa.

10.

Fire Station Kundaim

Kundaim Industrial Estate,
Kundaim, Goa.

11.

Fire Station Old-Goa

Near Old-Goa Residency,
Old-Goa.

12.

Fire Station Margao

Aquem , Margao, Goa.

13.

Fire Station Canacona

Opp. Police Station,
Canacona, Goa.

14.

Fire Station Curchorem

Near Market,Curchorem, Goa.

15.

Fire Station Verna

G.I.D.C. Complex,
Verna Industrial Estate,
Verna, Goa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.   Working hours both for Office and Public :

The Office functions on  5 days in a week from Monday to Friday from 09.30 a.m to 05.45 p.m. with a lunch break of 45 minutes from 01.15 p.m.  to 02.00 p.m.   The Fire Stations functions round the clock.

 

10.   Grievances Redressal Mechanism :

   In order to redress the grievances of the public, the Department has designated the following Public Grievance Officers :   

 

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Public Grievance Officer

 

Role/Responsibility

1

Deputy Director (Fire),

South Zone, Margao

 

Public Grievances related to jurisdiction of South Zone having Margao, Verna, Curchorem and Canacona Fire Stations.

2

Divisional Officer,

Central Zone, Ponda

 

Public Grievances related to jurisdiction of Central Zone having Ponda, Bicholim, Old-Goa, Kundaim and Valpoi Fire Stations.

3

Assistant  Divisional Officer,

North Zone, Panaji

 

Public Grievances related to jurisdiction of North Zone having Panaji, Mapusa, Pernem, Vasco and Pilerne Fire Stations.

 

 

II.    POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR (FIRE)

  1. He shall be the Head of office for South Zone and Central Zone and shall be responsible for carrying out administrative work pertaining to both the Zones as per Goa Delegation of Financial Power Rules 2008.
  2. He shall be the controlling officer of Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of South Zone.
  3. He shall carry out periodical inspections of Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of South Zone as per the plan to be approved by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services and Review of parades, upkeep of Fire Fighting Equipments and ensuring operational fitness of the Department.
  4. He shall carry out Fire Prevention Inspections of the premises, under the Jurisdiction of South Zone as delegated under the Standing order No. 18. and shall be responsible for enforcing the various Acts, Rules and Fire Prevention measures under the Jurisdiction of South Zone.
  5. Authority to impose minor penalties in respect of Station Fire Officer, Sub-Officers and other employees of Group ‘C’ employees under the Jurisdiction of South Zone.
  6. Assist the Director in examining and finalizing references from the Government or other Departments with regarding to technical matters pertaining to Fire Prevention, Fire Safety Control and Education.
  7. Periodical inspection of Fire Stations and review of Parades, upkeep of Fire Fighting Equipments and ensuring operational fitness of the Department.
  8. To serve as Inquiry Officer in respect of matters refereed to him by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services.
  9. To keep track of Technical advances in the profession and to suggest appropriate training, re-training and acquisition of advance equipment where justified.
  10. Any other matter assigned by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services from time to time.

 

2.    DIVISIONAL OFFICER

  1. He shall be the Drawing and Disbursing officer for South Zone and Central      Zone and shall be responsible for carrying out administrative work pertaining to both the zones as per Goa Delegations of Financial Powers Rules 2008.
  2. He shall be the Controlling Officer of Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of    Central zone.
  3. He shall carry out Fire Prevention Inspection of the premises under the Jurisdiction of Central Zone as delegated under the standing order No. 18 and shall be responsible for enforcing the various Acts, Rules and Fire  Prevention Measures in his Jurisdiction.
  4. Authority to impose Minor Penalties in respect of Station Fire Officer, Sub-Officers, Leading Fire Fighter, Watch Room Operator, Driver Operator and other employees from Group ‘C’ under the Jurisdiction of Central Zone.
  5. He should be able to formulate and organize training activities for subordinate service staff.
  6. He should be able to form standards for appliances and equipments required for the Fire Service Department for its functioning.
  7. He should be able to assist the Dy. Director (Fire) as and when required in his operational and administrative duties interalia technical matters for developing and maintaining the Fire Service Organization.
  8. Any other matter assigned by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services from time to time.

 

3.        ASST. DIVISIONAL OFFICER

  1. He shall be the Controlling Officer for Fire Stations/Sections under the Jurisdiction of North Zone.
  2. Authority to impose Minor Penalties in respect of Station Fire Officer, Sub-Officers, Leading Fire Fighter, Watch Room Operator, Driver Operator and other employees from Group ‘C’ under the Jurisdiction of North Zone.
  3. He shall carry out Fire Prevention Inspection of the premises under the Jurisdiction of North Zone as delegated under the standing order No. 18 and shall be responsible for enforcing the various Acts, Rules and Fire  Prevention Measures in his Jurisdiction.
  4. He shall attend to the Departments executive and administrative duties including Fire Prevention and training activities.
  5. Departmental Training Programmes for new recruits, Periodical Refresher Courses for the Operational staff of all ranks (Non-Gazetted), Planning of Career Progression and appropriate training inputs for the Officer cadre of the Department.
  6. Any other matter assigned by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services from time to time.

 

4.    STATION FIRE OFFICER/OFFICER IN CHARGE :

  1. To be available and to hold himself in readiness for any duties at any time he may be called upon by his superiors to perform and, to keep his superiors acquainted with all matters coming to his knowledge, affecting either his own station or general business of the Fire Service Department.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors and exact the strictest obedience and civility from those serving under him; to devote the whole of his time and attention to the Fire Service Department; to set an example to his men by sobriety, cleanliness, promptitude, civility and general attention to his duties.
  3. To take charge of and be responsible for all appliances, stores, equipments, etc. issued to his Fire Station and submit a report to his superior as to the correctness or otherwise of such articles taken charge of.  He should submit a requisition to his superiors of the requirements of his station as necessary.
  4. To see that all appliances and equipments are kept clean and in thorough working order, stowing them properly for immediate use at fires and other emergencies without loss of time.
  5. To instruct and drill all men under his charge in the use and maintenance of fire appliances and equipments.
  6. To hold a muster parade for the inspection of uniforms, clothing, books and equipments at least once a month to see that the men keep themselves and their clothing in a clean and good condition and to report shortages, if any, to his superiors.  The inspection of uniforms and equipments should be carried out periodically.
  7. To ensure that the roll is called at such times as he considers most suitable.
  8. To ensure prompt attendance of fire appliances and men.  He should carry out surprise turn outs at odd hours at least once a month.
  9. To ensure that his station time clock is checked with time clock or time signal at least twice a day at proper intervals.
  10. To see that the men placed on Fire Station duty are properly dressed and are acquainted with their duties.
  11. To see that the communication system is in proper working order and to send an immediate report to appropriate authority when it is not so.
  12. To keep himself and men at all times in readiness, to receive any Superior Officer and to give if required an accurate account of all matters connected with the Fire Station under his charge.
  13. To see that the fire pumps under his charge have water passed through their pumps at least once every week.  This only refers to cases where a fire pump has not otherwise worked during the above period.
  14. To report at once to his Superior Officer-in-charge of his section and/or the Police, any damage or casualty that may have occurred as a result of accident.
  15. To keep himself and his staff acquainted with the water supply within the area under his charge.  In cases where fire hydrants are provided, it shall be his duty to see that he and his staff examine all the hydrants falling within his jurisdiction periodically as may be fixed from time to time.
  16. To make himself and his staff acquainted with the network of communication system as may be existing in the service.
  17. To make himself and his staff acquainted as far as possible with the topography of his and adjoining areas, as well as fire risks in such areas.
  18. To maintain all registers, log books, occurrence books, attendance rolls, etc. up-to-date and to submit all returns and statements including pay rolls of his staff to his superiors every month.  All Fire and Special Services reports shall be submitted by him within 48 hours of the occurrence, Sundays and Holidays being exempted.

Note : In case of a Fire Station having Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge and a Sub-Officer, the former shall be in charge of the Station and the latter shall assist him in carrying out the above mentioned duties.  In the absence of the Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, Sub-Officer shall be in charge of the Fire Station.

 

5.       LEADING FIRE FIGHTER :

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors and exact the strictest  obedience and civility from those serving under him.
  3. To see that the men placed under him on duty are properly dressed and are assigned duties pertaining to the Fire Station, and fire appliances, and such other duties that may be incidental to the efficient working of the Fire Station.  He shall also be responsible for maintaining the Fire Station premises clean and tidy and appliances and equipments in neat and efficient working condition and ready for immediate use.
  4. To see that all equipments, gears, etc. are properly accounted for and be responsible for the same when in charge of fire appliances or equipments.  In case of any loss or damage of articles or equipments, uniform clothing, etc. he shall immediately report to his next senior officer about the same.
  5. To keep his superiors acquainted with all matters coming to his knowledge affecting the Fire Station staff or the general business of the Fire & Emergency Service Department.

Note : Any duties as may be asked by a Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge and/ or Sub-Officer, in addition to those specified above, shall be carried out by him.

1.       DRIVER OPERATOR :

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors and exact the strictest obedience and civility from those serving under him, if any.
  3. To be responsible for the proper upkeep and mechanical condition, maintenance and movements of the vehicles and pumps under his charge.  He shall also be jointly responsible with the Leading Fire Fighter for the proper maintenance and stowing of equipments and gears that are carried on the fire appliances or kept at the Fire Station.
  4. To test at least twice a day, the fire appliances in his charge to make sure that the same are in serviceable condition and to record the same with the man on Fire Station duty.  To report any defects immediately that he may come across to the Leading Fire Fighter in charge and to the man on Fire Station duty.
  5. To keep an inventory of all articles and equipments under his charge and to maintain record of time at work, mileage, petrol and oil consumption, etc.

Note: Any other connected duties relating to the maintenance, mobility and operation of fire appliances, motor vehicles, pumps or other fire fighting and rescue gears as may be asked by his superior officer or the Leading Fire Fighter, in addition to those specified above, shall be carried out by him.

 

2.       FIRE FIGHTER

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors and hold himself in readiness to carry out all duties as may be assigned to him by his superiors obediently, smartly and efficiently.
  3. To keep himself and his quarters, if provided, neat and clean.
  4. To devote whole of his time and attention to the Fire & Emergency Service Department while on duty.
  5. To set example to others by sobriety, cleanliness, promptitude, civility and general attention to his duty.
  6. To be responsible for keeping the Fire Station premises, such as appliance room, offices, drill yard, watch room, workshop, dormitory, drill tower, hose drying tower neat and clean by washing when necessary and appliances, equipments, gears, etc. clean and tidy.
  7. To keep himself alert to attend to fires, special services, fire drills, etc. in the shortest possible time on the alarm being sounded.
  8. To keep himself acquainted as far as possible with the topography of his own and adjoining areas, as well as fire risks in such areas.
  9. To carry out duties that may be assigned to him from time to time, and be responsible jointly and severally to the Leading Fire Fighter of the Fire Units for the care, appearance, scrupulous cleanliness of the unit and all equipments therewith, correct upkeep, storage and maintenance thereof.
  10. To assist Driver Operator in the proper maintenance of equipments and gears of the vehicles, perform guard duties, workshop duties, control room and watch room duties, duties of office orderlies and fire aides, dispatch messengers, etc.
  11. To thoroughly inspect the fire appliance to which he is posted and to report to the Leading Fire Fighter of having verified the same.  The Fire Fighters are jointly and severally responsible to the Leading Fire Fighter of the Unit for the appearance, scrupulous cleanliness of the unit and various equipment therewith, correct upkeep, maintenance and storage of equipments allotted. This shall include cleaning of vehicles and polishing the several equipments on the vehicle and in the stores, scrubbing and washing of the hoses, garages, drill towers, smoke chamber, maintenance of garden, etc.Fire Fighters and other ranks accommodated in barracks or dormitory shall     be solely responsible for the proper cleanliness, orderly arrangement of their personal belongings, etc.  They will also be held responsible for the safety of the various fixtures, sanitary and electrical fittings in such premises.
  12. Fire Fighter when posted as guard or sentry by turns, or by other method as deemed fit by the Officer-in-Charge of the Fire Station, shall not leave his post until he is properly relieved.  He shall be in full uniform prescribed for him for the season.  While on guard duty, the Fire Fighter shall be responsible for ;
  • To guard all properties, fixtures, fittings and other effects, both in the Fire Station premises and Fire Station surroundings.
  • To see that all persons entering upon the Fire Station premises are directed to the Officer-in-charge and to see that they leave the premises immediately after their business is finished.
  • To be aware and remain alert at all times.
  • To control the movements of incoming and outgoing vehicles to avoid accidents.
  • To watch the garden and plants in station grounds.

13. In addition to the above, a Fire Fighter shall perform any legal duty, in the interest of the Fire &  Emergency Service, when ordered by appropriate authority.

 

3.       WATCH  ROOM  OPERATOR :

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly orders of his superiors and exact the strictest obedience and civility from those serving under him.
  3. While taking over charge, which should be at least 10 minutes before the schedule for change over, he shall be responsible to acquaint himself with all matters current and pending of operational and administrative importance.  He shall also be responsible to check the Fire Station clock and the telephone connections with other Fire Stations.
  4. It shall be his duty to maintain the Fire Station occurrence book up-to-date at all times in the prescribed form as may be laid down.
  5. He shall be prompt in receipt and transmission of calls of fires, other emergencies, etc., reporting the same to the officers and men by the alarm system installed at the Fire Station and to the area control room as well as to other Fire Stations or Essential Services, as the case may be.  In such cases, he shall keep record of movement of vehicles, officers and men regarding messages thereof, etc. in the occurrence book.
  6. He shall remain alert throughout watch period and shall not leave the place of duty for any purpose whatsoever on any account, however brief the absence may be, without first obtaining a suitable relief.  He shall, in such cases, make an entry in the occurrence book of his being relieved for that period.
  7. He shall not allow any unauthorized person to enter the watch room.
  8. He shall be in proper uniform.
  9. He shall be responsible for the maintenance of record of movements of staff, appliances and equipments and be responsible for maintaining a disposition board of appliances and men.
  10. He shall execute such other duties as may be entrusted to him from time to time by his superiors for the efficient administration of the Fire Station such as maintenance of records and registers.

General duty :

All the Operational staff shall be a part for fitness, alertness and suppleness of action and shall undergo squads, physical and fire drills, etc.

          

III.  PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN DECISION MAKING PROCESS INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

The procedure followed in decision making is as per the standard norms of the Government.  All our proposals are sent to the Home Department, who in turn submit to the Chief Secretary for the approval of the Home Minister and Chief Minister. Major policy decisions are made by the Cabinet in accordance with the Rules of Business.

 

 IV.  NORMS SET BY IT FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS :

All our activities are disposed of as per rules of business of the Government of Goa.

 

V.  RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS :

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Name of the Act, rules, regulations, etc.

Brief gist of the contents

Reference No. if any

Remarks

1.

The Goa State Fire Force Act, 1986

Maintenance of Fire Force, Appointment of Members of Fire Force, Issue of Certificates to Members of Fire Force, Powers of Government/ Director at the site of fire, Acquisition of Fire Fighting Property, Penalties, etc.

Notification No.7-26-86/LA dated 21.10.1986 published in the Official Gazette Series I No. 31 dated 30.10.1986.

Notifications /Acts available on department Website www.goadfes.gov.in

2.

The Goa State Fire Force Subordinate Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1989

Minor and Major penalties, Procedure to be followed for imposing penalties, Procedure for Appeal and Appellate Authorities and procedure to be followed for implementation of penalties.

Notification No.3/7/85-HD(G) dated 28.03.1989, published in the Official Gazette, (Extraordinary) Series 1 No. 29 dated 20.10.1989

3.

The Goa State Fire Force Rules, 1997

Constitution, Appointments and Training, Method of appointment, Appointing Authority, Powers and duties, Articles of clothing and equipment, Badges of ranks, Recruitment Rules, List of places and trades for which no objection certificate from the Fire Service is necessary, Rates to be charged for services of all types beyond the limits of jurisdiction, etc.

Notification No. 3/7/ 85-HD (G)  dated 14.4.1997, published in the Official Gazette, Series I dated 21.07.1997.

Goa State Fire Force (Amendment) Rules, 2009.

 

4.

Notification No.
3/5/97-HD(G) dated 11.06.1998

Fire preventive measures to be adopted in the Buildings/ Premises and Establishments like Commercial, Industrial and High rise buildings.

Published in Official Gazette (Extraordinary) Series I No. 11 dated 12.06.1998.

 

 

5.

Order NO. 3/6/90-HD(G) dated 28.05.1997

Scheme for grant of Awards/ Rewards to Fire Service Personnel

Published in the Official Gazette Series I No. 14 dated 03.07.1997.

 

6.

Notification No. 3/3/98-HD(G) dated 28.03.2000

Grant of Chief Minister’s Fire Service Medal on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day

Published in Official Gazette, Series I No. 53 dated 31.1.2000 (Extraordinary No. 4)

 

7.

Notification No. 3/4/2014-HD(G) /291 dated 27.01.2015

Grant of ex-gratia lumpsum amount in the case of disability in service to Fire and Emergency Services Personnel Scheme 2014.

Published in Official Gazette, Series I No. 45 dated 05.02.2015

 

8.

Notification No. 3/7/85-HD (G)/ 3072 dated 08.10.2016

The Goa State Fire Force Subordinate Service (Discipline and Appeal) (First Amendment) Rules, 2015

Published in Official Gazette, Series I No. 29 dated 15.10.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.A STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL:

Fire Reports prepared after Fire incidents are investigated and issued at various levels in the department depending upon gravity of the case.   Copies of these reports are retained in the respective office.

 

VII.THE PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY, THE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF ITS POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF:

Not  Applicable

 

VIII. A STATEMENT OF THE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS ITS PART OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ITS ADVISE, AND AS TO WHETHER MEETING OF THOSE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES ARE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC, OR THE MINUTES OF SUCH MEETINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC :

Not  Applicable

 

IX. A DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES:

 

Name

Designation

Office Tel/ Mobile No.

Fax No

E-mail Address

Shri Ashok Menon

Director

2227616,

2225500
2423101,

2425101

9763717044

2226100

dir-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Nitin V. Raikar

Deputy Director (Fire)

South Zone, Margao

2714600,

2715825
9763717052

2422958

ddf-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Pipi T. Murgaonkar

Deputy Director (Admn.)

2225500,

2425101
2423101

2422958

adm-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Rajendra A.  Haldankar

Divisional Officer,

Central Zone, Ponda

2312044,

2315863 9763717051

2714600

do-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Cassiano D'souza   

Asst. Accounts Officer

2225500,

2423101

2422958

aao-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Ajit K.  Kamat

Asstt. Divisional Officer (Offg.)

North Zone,  Panaji

2225500,

2425101 9763717053

2422958

adodfsp-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Shrikrishna. R. Parrikar

Station Fire Officer/ Officer- in-charge

Fire Force HQs. &

(Motor Transport)

2225500,

2423101  8308846757

2422958

hq-fire.goa@nic.in

mt-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Deelip Gawas

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Panaji Fire Station

2225500,

2423101 8308846751

2422958

pnj-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Bosco Ferrao

Station Fire Officer/ Officer-in-Charge Mapusa Fire Station

2262900,

2263354 9763717054

2262900

map-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Francisco Mendes

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Vasco.

2513840,

2519068 9763717056

2513840

vas-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Andrew R. Lobo

Station Fire  Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Pilerne

2407100,

2407101 9763717061

2407101

pil-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Namdeo Parwar

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge,
Fire Station Pernem

2201201,

2201393 9763717047

2201201

per-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Herculano Gil Souza

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Margao

2714600, 2715825 9763717057

2714600

dfsm-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Shailesh  Gawade

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Curchorem

2650306, 2650301 8308846749

2650306

cur-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Herculano Gil Souza

Sub-Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Canacona

2633500, 2633311 8308846741

2633311

can-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Rahul Dessai

Sub-Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Verna

2887721, 8308846739

2887085

vrn-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Sushil Moraskar

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Ponda

2312044, 2315863 8308846759

2312044

cfsp-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Shripad Gawas

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Valpoi

2374444, 9763717062

2374444

vap-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Shripad Gawas

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Bicholim

2362100, 2361397 9763717062

2362100

bic-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Rupesh Sawant

Station Fire Officer/
Officer-in-charge, 
Fire Station Old Goa

2285344 / 8308846747

2285344

olg-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Santosh S. Gawas

Station Fire Officer/
Fire Station Kundaim

2395455/ 8308846753

2395455

kfs-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Neelesh Fernandes

Station Fire Officer 
(Fire Prevention & Communication )

2225500, 2423101 9763717055

2422958

fp-fire.goa@nic.in

cnt-fire.goa@nic.in 

Shri Ravi Naik

Station Fire Officer (Training)

2225500, 2423101 8308846752

2422958

trg-fire.goa@nic.in

Shri Namdev Dhargalkar

Station Fire Officer (Yard)

2225500, 2423101 8308846744

2422958

---

Shri Deelip M. Gawas

Station Fire Officer

(Stores)

2225500, 2423101/ 8308846750

2422958

str-fire.goa@nic.in

 

 

X.  THE MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS: (link)

XI.  THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO EACH OF ITS AGENCY, INDICATING THE PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURE AND REPORTS ON THE DISBURSEMENT MADE :

NON-PLAN BUDGET

                                                                                                                               (Rs. In Lakhs)

Major head

Sanctioned Budget 2016-17

Budget estimate 2015-2016

Revised Estimate 2015-16

Expenditure for the last year 2015-2016

Other Administrative Services (2070)

 

 

1615.50

 

1590.50

 

1407.61

 

1300.53

 

PLAN BUDGET

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Major head

Sanctioned Budget 2016-17

Budget estimate 2015-2016

Revised Estimate 2015-16

Expenditure for the last year 2015-2016

 

Other Administrative Services (2070)

 

 

2437.25

 

2134.25

 

1431.37

 

1518.15

Capital Outlay on Public Works  (4059)

01-Construction of Fire Stations

 

 

1000.00

 

640.00

 

610.00

 

154.33

Capital Outlay on Other Administrative Services (4070)

 

 

1000.00

 

1032.00

 

1032.00

 

762.12

 

XII. THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES :

Not  Applicable

XIII. PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUHTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY IT :

Not  Applicable

XIV. DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION, AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY IT, REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM :

Not  Applicable

XV.  THE PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM, IF MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE :

Facilities available for obtaining information

Sl. No.

Facility available

Nature of information

Working hours

Information counter

Nil

----

----

Web-site

Yes

----

----

Library

Yes

----

----

Notice Board

Notices displayed

Tender Notices, vacancies to direct recruitment and any information for general public

Throughout office hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVI. THE NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS:

S. No.

Designation of the Officer designated as PIO

Postal address

Telephone No.

E-Mail address

Demarcation of area/activities, if more than one PIO is there

1.

Deputy  Director (Admn.)

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/
2225500

adm-fire.goa@nic.in

State Public Information Officer (for all offices of Administration, Establishment and Accounts under the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services)

2.

Deputy Director (Fire)

 

 

 

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, South Zone,  Aquem, Margao, Goa

 

2714600
2715825

ddf-fire.goa@nic.in

State Public Information Officer      (for the jurisdiction of South Zone having  Margao, Verna, Curchorem and Canacona Fire Stations).

 

3

Divisional Officer

 

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Central Zone,  Near Almeida High School,
Varkhande, Ponda, Goa.

2312044
2315863

do-fire.goa@nic.in

State Public Information Officer   (for jurisdiction of Central  Zone having  Ponda, Bicholim, Old-Goa, Kundaim and Valpoi Fire Stations).

4.

Assistant Divisional Officer

 

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, North Zone, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/
2225500

Nil

State Public Information Officer     (for jurisdiction of North Zone having Panaji, Mapusa, Pernem, Vasco and Pilerne Fire Stations).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Assistant Public Information Officers

S. No.

Designation of the Officer designated as APIO

Postal address

Telephone No.

E-Mail address

Demarcation of area/activities, if more than one PIO is there

1.

Office Superintendent,

State Assistant Public Information Officer

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/
2225500

Nil

For Administration/ Establishment  and Accounts Section under the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, St. Inez, Panaji.

2.

Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge

Fire Station Margao,

State Assistant Public Information Officer

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, South Zone,  Aquem, Margao, Goa

2714600
2715825

dfsm-fire.goa@nic.in

For  jurisdiction of South Zone having  Margao, Verna, Curchorem and Canacona Fire Stations.

3.

Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, Fire Station Ponda,

 State Assistant Public Information Officer.

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Central Zone,  Near Almeida High School,
Varkhande, Ponda, Goa.

2312044
2315863

cfsp-fire.goa@nic.in

For jurisdiction of Central  Zone having  Ponda, Bicholim, Old-Goa, Kundaim and Valpoi Fire Stations

4.

Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, Fire Force Headquarters,

State Assistant Public Information Officer.

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Force HQs,
St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/
2225500

hq-fire.goa@nic.in

For Panaji, Mapusa, Pernem ,Vasco and Pilerne Fire Station jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Appellate Authority within the Department

S. No.

Designation of the officer designated as First Appellate Authority

Postal address

Telephone No.

E-Mail address

1.

Director, Fire  and Emergency Services

Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services,    St. Inez, Panaji, Goa

2227616
2225500

dir-fire.goa(at)nic.in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XVII. SUCH OTHER INFORMATION MAY BE PRESCRIBED :

1.      The following officials of this Directorate are designated as Public Grievances Officers :

Sl. No.

Public Grievance Officer

 

Role/Responsibility

1

Deputy Director (Fire),

South Zone, Margao

 

Public Grievances related to jurisdiction of South Zone having Margao, Verna, Curchorem and Canacona Fire Stations.

 

2

Divisional Officer,

Central Zone, Ponda

 

Public Grievances related to jurisdiction of Central Zone having Ponda, Bicholim, Old-Goa, Kundaim and Valpoi Fire Stations.

 

3

Assistant  Divisional Officer,

North Zone, Panaji

 

Public Grievances related to jurisdiction of North Zone having Panaji, Mapusa, Pernem, Vasco and Pilerne Fire Stations.

 

 

2.    Human Resource Development :

We regularly depute eligible Fire Service personnel for Sub-Officers Course/Station Fire Officers and Instructors course/Divisional Officers Course at the National Fire Service College, Ministry of Home Affairs, Nagpur. The following Trainings are also conducted at the Goa State Fire Force Training Centre.

 

Sr. No.

Name of Course

Duration

Capacity / Strength

1

External Sub-Officers Course of National Fire Service College, Ministry of Home Affairs, Nagpur

6 Months

30

2

Practical Attachment sponsored by National Fire Service College, Nagpur

15 Days

30

3

Elementary Course in General Fire Fighting for Recruit Sub-Officer / Fire Fighter / Driver Operator and Watch Room Operator (Government Sponsored)

6 Months

30

4

Firemanship Training Course for Private Candidates

6 Months

30

5

Refresher Course in General Fire Fighting for Leading Fire Fighters / Senior Fire Fighters

2 Months

30

6

Orientation Course in General Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

30 Days

30

7

Special Course in General Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting for Hotel Employees

15 Days

30

8

Basic Fire Fighting Course for Volunteers and Private Organizations

5 Days

30

9

Familiarization Course in General Fire Fighting

1 Day

30

10

Basic Fire Safety and Evacuation Drill Procedure (Government sponsored and Private candidates)

1 Day

30

11

"Training of Trainers" in Basic Fire Safety and Evacuation Drill Procedure For Educational Institutions

1 Day

30

12

Urban Search & Rescue and Medical First Responder Course for State Fire Service / SDRF/ Home Guards & Civil Defence.

20 Days

30

13

Elementary Course in General Fire Fighting for Volunteers (Home Guards & Civil Defence)

15 Days

30

14

Familiarization Course in Breathing Apparatus Handling.

3 Days

15

15

Safe Transportation of Hazardous goods for Driver as per CMV Rules 1993.

3 Days

15

 
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